Observing

Solar Observing

Viewing nights take place at Terrey Hills, usually on the Saturdays before and after the new Moon. We start around sunset and continue until everyone has had enough.
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Visitors are welcome on the nights shown below. A $10 donation for adults, and $5 for under 16s, will assist with Council site-rental fees and Insurance. Visitors with telescopes will be permitted only one $10 observing night, after which they must become a member of the Society to continue to enjoy the outstanding facility at Terrey Hills.

Object of the Month

Now for March onwards, we’ll be announcing targets 3 months in advance to give everyone more of a chance to capture the target and more time to process their images, and so that there is a range of difficulties of targets available. You can submit your articles any time between the announcement of the targets and the month specified. The targets for the next 3 months are:
•April 2019: NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (globular cluster)
•May 2019: NGC 5128 Centaurus A (galaxy)
•June 2019: NGC 3372 Eta Carinae (nebula)
Please send your images (with a short description of how it was taken) or articles to me at bpetschel@gmail.com.
Cheers,
Ben Petschel

Observing Dates for 2019

Our calendar of scheduled Saturday night observing for 2019 is below.
Please check this site for confirmation, as the date may occasionally be changed due to weather forecasts or other events.

Date Notes
Sat Jan 5 Members only
New Moon January 6
Sat Feb 2 Visitor night
New Moon February 5
Sat Feb 9 Members only
Sat Mar 2 Visitor night
New Moon March 7
Sat Mar 9 Members only
Sat Mar 30 Visitor night
New Moon April 5
Sat Apr 6 Members only
Daylight Saving Ends April 7
Sat Apr 27 Visitor night
Sat May 4 Members only
New Moon May 5
Sat May 25 Visitor night
Sat June 1 Members only
New Moon June 3
Sat June 29 Visitor night
New Moon July 3
Sat July 6 Members only
Sat July 27 Visitor night
New Moon August 1
Sat Aug 3 Members only
Sat Aug 24 Visitor night
New Moon August 30
Sat Aug 31 Members only
Sat Sept 21 Visitor night
Sat Sept 28 Members only
New Moon September 29
Daylight saving begins October 6
Sat Oct 19 Visitor night
Sat Oct 26 Members only
New Moon October 28
Sat Nov 23 Visitor night
New Moon November 27
Sat Nov 30 Members only
Sat Dec 21 Visitor night
New Moon December 26
Sat Dec 28 Members only

Solar Observing Dates for 2019

Our calendar of scheduled Sunday solar observing for 2019 is below. We meet near the observatory at St. Ignatius, starting at 11am. Please check this site a couple of days before as the date may occasionally be changed due to weather forecasts or other events.

Date Time
Sun Jan 20 11am to 1pm
Sun Feb 17 11am to 1pm
Sun Mar 17 11am to 1pm
Sun Apr 21 11am to 1pm
Sun May 19 11am to 1pm
Sun June 16 11am to 1pm
Sun July 21 11am to 1pm
Sun Aug 18 11am to 1pm
Sun Sept 15 11am to 1pm
Sun Oct 6 11am to 1pm
Sun Nov 3 11am to 1pm
Sun Dec 1 11am to 1pm